The Real Economy: Volume 68
No vaccine, no recovery: The long road back
THE REAL ECONOMY |
It is becoming quite clear that a complete economic recovery hinges on an accessible and widely distributed coronavirus vaccine. What originally was thought to be a 15-week problem has quickly evolved into something that looks more like a 15-month challenge. The premature reopening of the U.S. economy has resulted in an intensification of the pandemic, which is now causing growth in the economy to slow.
In this issue of The Real Economy we examine the long road back to recovery, including upcoming policy cliffs. In addition, we spotlight the continued emergence of autonomous vehicles, highlight middle market hiring and compensation data and launch a new feature, “The Alternative,” which in this edition focuses on hurricane forecasting and how businesses should prepare for possible disruption amid a pandemic, with a special focus on insurance, real estate and health care. Download the full issue.
IN THIS ISSUE
As the pandemic intensifies, it is clear aid will not be put in place in time to prevent an “air pocket” in the economy later this summer.
Hiring and compensation data from RSM’s recent Middle Market Business Index survey implies a mixture of uncertainty and promise.